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Taking ben/ hct 12.5 mg am & love to eat potassium rich diet daily 6000 mg ( 6 bananas, dates, apricot)but my potassium level is no more than 3.6. ?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Borderline low

You may need some Potassium Chloride tablets to supplememt.
You are loosing potassium because of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide), (hydrochlorothiazide) a diuretic most likely. Another option if your BP is controlled then hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can be stopped and benzapril continued. If potassium is still low then there may be another problem.

In brief: Borderline low

You may need some Potassium Chloride tablets to supplememt.
You are loosing potassium because of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide), (hydrochlorothiazide) a diuretic most likely. Another option if your BP is controlled then hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can be stopped and benzapril continued. If potassium is still low then there may be another problem.
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